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Events: September 2016

Achieving Success in Your Seed-to-Shelf Business

Thursday, September 1 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Woods Hole, MA | directions | website

Join Rooster of Nobska Farms to learn how to start and achieve success in your seed-to-shelf business. Nobska Farms is a microfarm specializing in exotic chili peppers. The peppers grown on the farm are used to make value added salsas, sauces, chocolates, among other items sold at farmers markets and to local stores & restaurants.

We will discuss managing the operations of a small farm business & how to collaborate with other businesses and organizations to promote growth and contribute to community. We will also discuss difficulties and lessons learned when starting your food business.

A short tour of the farm will follow. We will end with refreshments and guests will be able to sample and purchase products from the farm.

Hosted by SEMAP at the Nobska Farms: 9 Nobska Rd, Woods Hole, MA.

Contact Kendra Murray at (508) 971-7888 or by e-mail for more information.

Diversified Livestock

Wednesday, September 14 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Rehoboth, MA | directions | website

Rosasharn Farm is a diversified family farm, sustainably raising dairy goats, Livestock Guardian dogs, heritage hogs, sheep, poultry, fruits and vegetables. The focus of the workshop will be on raising livestock. There will also be a farm tour and discussion of how Rosasharn’s different farming facets are woven into the big picture.

$5 Beginning Farmers
$15 SEMAP Members
$20 General Public

Hosted by SEMAP at the Rosasharn Farm: 57 County St, Rehoboth, MA.

Contact Kendra Murray at (508) 971-7888 or by e-mail for more information.

Honey Festival

Saturday, September 17 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM | South Deerfield, MA | directions

Join Bonita and Dan Conlon at Warm Colors Apiary for our annual celebration of the honeybee and beekeeping. Free and a great family event. Travel our new road and visit our queen yard. Honey sampling, honey ice cream, and hourly cooking, mead making and beekeeping demonstrations from some of the best in the valley. Join us for a day of fun, entertainment and learning.

Hosted by Warm Colors at the Warm Colors Apiary: 2 South Mill River Rd, South Deerfield, MA.

Contact Bonita Conlon at (413) 665-4513 or by e-mail for more information.

Chilifest

Saturday, September 17 12:00PM - Sunday, September 18 5:00PM | Sunderland, MA | directions

Come to Chilifest for a full weekend celebrating all things spicy! Come on down to the farm to taste the hottest peppers from around the world grown right here in Sunderland, MA. Enter the chili cook-off and hot sauce competition, enjoy spicy food and local beer and great live music!

Hosted by Kitchen Garden Farm at the Mike's Maze: 23 S. Main St., Sunderland, MA.

Contact Caroline Pam at (413) 387-5163 or by e-mail for more information.

Harvesting Hope

Wednesday, September 21 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Riverside, RI | directions | website

Join healthy food advocates and foodies, plus gardeners, farmers and those who love them, on behalf of Southside Community Land Trust at its annual Harvesting Hope fundraiser. SCLT works to ensurethat all Rhode Islanders (especially those living in food deserts) can grow or buy fresh, affordable food and achieve good health. Enjoy seasonal small plates, wines and cocktails by Bottles Fine Wind and City Farm Saison ale by Revival Brewery. Silent auction, special guests and more. 

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the Squantum Association: 947 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Riverside, RI.

Contact Jenny at (401) 273-9419 or by e-mail for more information.